Linear elastic static stress analysis of a hoist motor assembly, with non-linear surface contact. Beam and solid elements were used in the analysis. In total 9 different load configurations were analysed. For those load cases where the assembly did not meet the acceptance criteria, suitable modifications were recommended.
Linear static stress analysis, including non linear contact, of two gangway designs. The loads included a live load and a wind load for each gangway. Once complete, a buckling analysis was performed using the same conditions. The designs passed both analyses acceptance criteria, confirming the designs viability.
Linear static stress analysis of a wheel motor assembly. An initial design was analysed with two different load cases with both vertical and horizontal loads. As well as the factor of safety (FoS) on yield strength, a FoS based on an endurance limit was also reported to cover fatigue. Two further design iterations were analysed based on the recommendations given in the previous analyses. Upon comparison with another new design, it was concluded that the new design was preferable due to much better FoS values.
Corner assembly consisting of extrusions and castings used for a modular stage platform system, subjected to several load cases. The FEA highlighted issues with the castings and resulted in recommendations for geometric changes.